Dr Jackie Goode

BA Joint Hons. Sociology & Social Administration; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (C.Q.S.W)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (P.G.C.E);
M.Phil; PhD.

  • Visiting Fellow in Qualitative Research

Jackie first came to Loughborough in 1992, joining what was then the European Studies Department to work on a project researching Parliamentary selection for Westminster, with Joni Lovenduski and Pippa Norris. She joined the Social Sciences Department a year later and over the following 7 years worked on a variety of projects including on the ‘Dietary Dilemmas’ project with Teresa Keil and Alan Beardsworth; interdisciplinary projects with colleagues including Linda Hantrais, Ruth Lister and Barbara Bagilhole, investigating the operation of gender both at LU and within the ESRC application process; and the ‘Purse or Wallet?’ project with Ruth Lister, analysing the ‘gendering of poverty’ through an investigation of the intra-household income distribution within families reliant on welfare benefits.

Following this, in a joint appointment to King’s College London and the University of Nottingham (with David Greatbatch, Tim Strangleman, Gerry Hanlon and Alicia O’Cathain), she conducted ethnographic work on NHS Direct. As a Research Fellow in the Institute for Research in Higher Education at the University of Nottingham over the next four years, she conducted research on the training of ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’ via a new ‘PBL-based’ Graduate-entry Medical Course; and the experiences of both international doctoral students and students with disabilities. In 2008, Jackie returned to Loughborough to join CRSP, working on projects investigating over-indebtedness in low-income families and men’s experiences of Money Advice services.

Between 2011 and 2019, she worked with colleagues at the universities of Nottingham and Sheffield on projects related to the internationalisation of Higher Education; the use of mixed methods in Health Service research; and two projects exploring patients’ experiences of the health service use and of A&E via analysis of the stories they posted on the online platform ‘Patient Opinion’. At Loughborough during this period, she worked with Karen Lumsden on a one-year policing project, for 7-months of which she was seconded full-time to the Nottinghamshire police; and with John Downey, David Deacon, James Stanyer and Dominic Wring on the ‘Arab Spring’ project; the ‘Rural Issues’ project (as part of the BBC’s Impartiality Review) and the latest media analysis of the General Election.

Jackie is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the ESRC project ‘Couples Balancing Work, Money and Care: exploring the shifting landscape under Universal Credit’, with Principal Investigators Jane Millar at the University of Bath and Fran Bennett at the University of Oxford.

Jackie's doctorate used her research in the areas of health, welfare and higher education as examples of Foucault’s ‘governmentality’ in practice. These three broad areas:

  • health/health service delivery/’consumption’
  • welfare/poverty/low-income families/over-indebtedness
  • the student experience of higher education

have formed the major strands in her research over the last 27 years.

Common threads throughout have been a focus on inequality and gender relations; and the use of qualitative methods (including the use of film). Her most recent publications have used narrative/biographical methods (including autoethnography) to explore: aspects of material culture including popular collecting, and fashion; sociality, gender and ageing; the use of memory in auto/biography; work in later life; and the lived experiences of intersections of class, gender and ethnicity.

  1. Goode, J. (2020 in press) Reflections on re/membering childhood in the making of an autobiographical text. In A. Sparkes (Ed.) BSA Auto/biography yearbook 2020.
  2. Goode, J. (2019) (Ed.) Clever Girls: Autoethnographies of Class, Gender and Ethnicity. Palgrave Macmillan. Extracted readings from Clever Girls edited collection.
  3. Goode, J. (2019) Europe in Fragments. International Review of Qualitative Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 77–84.
  4. Lumsden, K., Goode, J. and Black, A. (2018 online) 'I Will Not Be Thrown Out of the Country Because I'm an Immigrant': Eastern European Migrants' Responses to Hate Crime in a Semi-Rural Context in the Wake of Brexit. Sociological Research Online.
  5. Goode, J. (2018 online) Exhuming the good that men do: the play of the mnemonic imagination in the making of an autoethnographic text. Time & Society.
  6. Goode, J. (2018) Being One’s Own Honoured Guest: Eating Out Alone as Gendered Sociality in Public Spaces. Sociological Research Online, pp1-14. 
  7. Goode, J. (2018) Fashioning the Sixties: fashion narratives of older women. Ageing & Society, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 455-475.
  8. Goode, J. ( 2017) Still putting on the style: fashion narratives of older men. Fashion, Style and Popular Culture. Vol.4, No.3